Thursday, November 12, 2009

I Met Dr. Ruth

Tonight at a party I was introduced to Dr. Ruth. I didn't get to talk to her or anything. I didn't get to tell her I write a sex blog. I didn't get to tell her that, although I don't always agree with her attitudes about sex, I think it is impossible to overstate how much good she has done for my generation's ideas about sexuality. It was a loud party and I am about two feet taller than her. I couldn't say all of this into her ear so she could hear me and, anyway, she probably has heard it a million times. But it was a special thrill to shake her hand. It was like meeting not only my ancestor but the Mitochondrial Eve of everyone who writes about sex today.

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